Taste of Cyprus Local Food Gopa with aubergine dip

Gopa with aubergine dip

Preheat the oven to 200°C and pierce the aubergines with a fork or skewer in several places. Cook in the oven till they soften, for around 20 minutes, and then remove. Once they are cool enough to handle, peel and chop into small pieces. Then mix with the remaining ingredients.
Prepare the rocket salad by mixing the ingredients together.
Season the gopa and fry in a non-stick frying pan coated with a little oil. At the same time, sprinkle the pitta breads with a little oil and oregano, and warm them in another large frying pan.
Serve the fish on a layer of pitta and aubergine dip, covered with rocket salad.

Ingredients:

8 ‘gopa’ (bogue fish), cleaned and cut into fillets
4 Greek pitta breads
1 ½ tbsps olive oil +
2 tsps for the pitta
Oregano

Aubergine Dip:

2 aubergines
1 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsps strained yoghurt
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tbsp vinegar
½ clove garlic, crushed
1 ½ tbsps finely chopped parsley
Salt, pepper

Rocket Salad:

4 small handfuls tender rocket leaves
4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ tbsp drained capers
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vinegar
Salt, pepper

Top Stories

Fourteen new corona virus cases detected out of 3,387 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 14 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Steps taken for the reduction of nuisance in cities

Measures are being taken by police to alleviate the phenomenon of public nuisance caused during the night hours in the cities. In addition to daily...

Remdesivir quantities in Cyprus – fight against Covid-19 intensified

Health Minister Konstantinos Ioannou said that Cyprus has received quantities of the medicine Remdesivir, strengthening its arsenal in the fight against the corona virus. In...

Three people wanted for shoplifting in Paphos

A store owner in Paphos made a formal complaint to police on Thursday claiming that three people - two men and a woman who...

Archaeologists find 1800-year-old entrance to historic Zerzevan castle in eastern Turkey

The 1800-year-old entrance to historic Zerzevan Castle, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List has been unearthed by archaeologists in eastern Turkey. Excavations...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...